WP Weekly 160 – Inspire

The power of inspiration from others can result in new niche projects in the WordPress ecosystem, like WP Remote Work and WP Talk Link. Also featured in this weekly: Two WordPress podcasts, WordPress hosts benchmarks for hosting with less than $25 monthly price, and a lot of insights from Matt Mullenweg.

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What’s Buzzing in WordPress 💖

  • New Inspiring Projects… Riza Maulana, taking inspiration from Michelle Frechette’s WPCareerPage project, has launched WP Remote Work to facilitate remote jobs sharing and searching in the WordPress ecosystem. While Javi Guembe, in an endeavor to improve English and connect over languages and WordPress, has launched the WP Talk Link for folks in the WordPress community.
  • New Podcast Launches… Lesley Sim, the creator behind the Newsletter Glue plugin, has launched the Sticky FM podcast, focusing on how to grow, monetize, and run newsletters. The weekly podcast by and for WordPress product owners, WP Product Talk, now has its own website listing all previous episodes.
  • Product Updates… FlowMattic 3.2.0v with Webpage Parser Module that allows you to extract data like: title, description, emails, social media, and schema from any web page. Also, Fluent Support 1.7.3v has added the Delete Ticket Feature directly within the view ticket screen, enabling an easier ticket management process.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. More Updates… WPTurbo has added three WordPress boilerplates options for: Block Theme, Classic Theme, and Simple Plugin, enabling a quick start to your projects. Also, now available with a lot of fixes and enhanced, the Divi 5 Dev Beta for your test drive as the team works on the next focus of the Divi 5 Public Alpha release.
  2. Acquisition and Business of WordPress… Jadro (Full Site Editing) FSE WordPress theme has been acquired by the team over at CodeinWP. While Joost and Marieke have joined the Post Status team as Equity Partners with Lindsey and Cory Miller.
  3. Dev Focus… the long-awaited WordPressCS 3.0.0 release is now available with a little digging needed for better future funding of this project as currently it is maintained by volunteers (unpaid) only. Also, check the WordPress .org GitHub Invite tool to help with the migration of WordPress .org teams to GitHub for repositories and issue tracking.
  4. Core Updates… check the roadmap for WordPress 6.4, which is scheduled for release on November 7, 2023, and will be led by an underrepresented gender release squad.
  5. WP Milestones… the free version of ClickWhale plugin by Florian Dee has achieved the 100+ active installs milestone. The WPGetAPI plugin is celebrating the 5000+ active installs milestone. While the Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE) plugin has reached an impressive 10,000+ installs milestone.

Quick Bits 👍

100 years of your online legacy + Matt Says

WordPress .com has launched a 100-Year Plan for your online web presence that stays even when you are gone. However, this 100 years of WordPress powered offer comes at a price tag of $38,000 – interested?

Matt Says… shared by Amber Hinds, “We should stop doing lifetime licenses in plugins.”, said Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp US 2023, on the future of WordPress and long term thinking. Also, Matt Mullenweg shared his action plan to make Tumblr better with the power of AI and open-source algorithm. And, he wrote a nostalgic recap of WordCamps that started in 2006 and still going strong.

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Upcoming Events 💬

September 27, 2023: WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, Livestreaming Free.
September 28, 2023: WordPress Web Agency AI Summit 2023, by Crocoblock.
September 28, 2023: Best Practices for Email Marketing, BlueHost online event.

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